Crashing in from a gathering of sequential narrative fans, what I like to do is sit down and have a read of some lovely thoughtful pieces on games. But what I have to do is pack up my life, so this will be a shorter-than-usual Sunday Papers. As always, the idea is that I hammer out a list of things that caught my eye this week in the world of games writing while resisting linking to some completely irrelevant record on Youtube.
- Strategy specialist Troy S Goodfellow has been blogging about the history of Ancients videogames – Romans and chums! – and has now reached the end of his list. From Legionnaire in 1982 to Rome: Total War in 2004, it’s comprehensive and thought provoking series of retrospectives. Offer unto Ceaser clicks.
- In what’s a fairly unusual spin on the perennial “Games writing is rubbish”, N’Gai Croal takes the mainstream media for task for not actually engaging in with the medium when they choose to review it. In other words, not actually mentioning the bloody game.
- Gamasutra interview CD Projeckt’s PR Maestro Tom Ohle. You don’t actually get to hear PR talking about their dark art, at least to developers, so it’s interesting to see Tom talk about what’s rustling beneath his cloak. He also says nice things about us, which will always get a link.
- Erik Wolpaw thinks that GlaDOS has found new employment. We should all leave the country, except we clearly can’t.
- Too tired to think of record to link too.
Success! Yet somehow this still feels like Fail!